The Traitor Queen Paperback
Part of the The Traitor Spy series
Events are building to a climax in Sachaka as Lorkin returns from his exile with the Traitor rebels. The Traitor Queen has given Lorkin the huge task of brokering an alliance between his people and the Traitors.
Lorkin has also had to become a feared black magician in order to harness the power of an entirely new kind of gemstone magic.
This knowledge could transform the Guild of Magicians - or make Lorkin an outcast forever. THE TRAITOR QUEEN is the triumphant conclusion to the Traitor Spy trilogy, which began with THE AMBASSADOR'S MISSION and continued with THE ROGUE.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 30/07/2013
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781841495965
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Review by reading_fox
Conclusion to the second trilogy. And probably this series, although there are a few loose threads left if Trudi did want to continue. Meanwhile there remains no connection between the two disparate strands of our main plot, other than the calls on Sonea's attention. Her son remains with the Traitors looking to learn more about their secrets, whilst Lila the young accidental black magician helps Cery avoid the attentions of the Thief Hunter whilst hankering for the attentions of his daughter. It remains engaging entertainment without any special deeper insights. There are thought on death and addiction, family relationships and those you love. But it's all a little trite somehow, with no real engagement to the characters involved. This goes even so far as the somewhat sudden war. One side had said earlier that they weren't sufficiently preprepared, but then bam off they go. This does give Trudi the chance to look at it from the bystanders viewpoint, but it's all over very very quickly, especially since this is supposed to be an entire country's worth of people. Significantly lacking the focus and drama of the first trilogy, this nevertheless remains an interesting fantasy, more involved with the relations between people than any insights into how they come to be in that situation, but without the pathos that would make it truly excellent.